Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #115, June 2, 2009.

CSSRR-Economics is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Economics is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

US

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodicals, Press Release:

A. Monthly Labor Review (Vol. 132, No. 5, May 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/home.htm

Note: This is a temporary address. When the next MLR is released, this one, along with all others back to 1981, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/archive.htm

B. Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article is dated May 29, 2009.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

C. "Employment Characteristics of Families, 2008," (May 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/famee.toc.htm

2. Internal Revenue Service Periodical: Statistics of Income Bulletin (Spring 2009, .pdf and Excel format, 260p.).

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=208577,00.html

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for May 27-Jun. 2, 2009 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

Eurostats Periodical, News Release:

A. Statistics In Focus: (No. 36/2009, 43/2009, 44/2009).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/publications/collections/sif_dif

B. "One third of the EU population could not afford an unexpected expenditure in 2007" (May 28, 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-28052009-AP/EN/3-28052009-AP-EN.PDF

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from May 27, 2008-Jun. 2, 2009 (09-166 to 09-176).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2009&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Focus:: "Indicator for employment of immigrants" (May 2009).

http://www.dst.dk/HomeUK/Statistics/focus_on/focus_on_show.aspx?sci=1171

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases: SF has updated it's news releases for May 23-Jul. 2, 2009.

http://www.stat.fi/til/pvml_en.html

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Economy And Society, January-March 2009" (May 2009, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/eng/xftp/gyor/jel/ejel20903.pdf

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Tourism, 2008" (May 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=Report-03-51-02&SCH=4392

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Economic Outlook (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 5p.). The main article in this issue is "Mean Shoots," by John H. Makin.

http://www.aei.org/outlook/100039

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Business for Social Responsibility Report: "Value Chain Approaches to a Low-Carbon Economy: Business and Policy Partnerships," (May 2009, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_WBSCC_Backgrounder.pdf

More information about BSR:

http://www.bsr.org/about/index.cfm

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Urban Institute Brief: "Risk and Recovery: Documenting the Changing Risks to Family Incomes," by Gregory Acs, Pamela J. Loprest, and Austin Nichols (May 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411890.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/index.htm

NEW:

No. 09-4 "Empirical Estimates Of Changing Inflation Dynamics," by Jeff Fuhrer, Giovanni Olivei, and Geoffrey M.B. Tootell.

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District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/working-papers/

NEW:

No. 09-12 "What Explains the Quantity and Quality of Local Inventive Activity? by Gerald Carlino and Robert Hunt

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

http://www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_pubrouter.cfm?pub_type=WORKING%20PAPERS

NEW:

No. 2009-15 "Reducing Foreclosures: No Easy Answers," by Christopher Foote, Kristopher Gerardi, Lorenz Goette, and Paul Willen.

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District 12: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California):

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/index.php

NEW:

No. 2009-09 "The International Dimension of Productivity and Demand Shocks in the US Economy," by Giancarlo Corsetti, Luca Dedola, and Sylvain Leduc

No. 2009-10 "Survey Measures of Expected Inflation and the Inflation Process," by Bharat Trehan

Note: No. 2009-11 was also issued by NBER and was discussed in CSSRR-Soc #113:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/CSSRR/cssrrs113.html#papers

Item "E." under "National Bureau of Economic Research.

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of May 24-30, 2009:

http://www.nber.org/new.html#latest

New papers are: 15002-15021

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Harvard Business School: "Technology Innovation and Diffusion as Sources of Output and Asset Price Fluctuations," by Diego A. Comin, Mark Gertler, and Ana Maria Santacreu (No. 09-134, May 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

We develop a model in which innovations in an economy's growth potential are an important driving force of the business cycle. The framework shares the emphasis of the recent "new shock" literature on revisions of beliefs about the future as a source of fluctuations, but differs by tieing these beliefs to fundamentals of the evolution of the technology frontier. An important feature of the model is that the process of moving to the frontier involves costly technology adoption. In this way, news of improved growth potential has a positive effect on current hours. As we show, the model also has reasonable implications for stock prices. We estimate our model for data post-1984 and show that the innovations shock accounts for nearly a third of the variation in output at business cycle frequencies. The estimated model also accounts reasonably well for the large gyration in stock prices over this period. Finally, the endogenous adoption mechanism plays a significant role in amplifying other shocks.

http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/09-134.pdf

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are No. 09/101, 09/111 to 09/121.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2009&brtype=default

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department (.pdf format).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/49/29/40284939.pdf

NEW: No. 700 "Capital inflows, household debt and the boom bust cycle in Estonia," by Zuzana Brixiova, Laura Vartia and Andreas Wörgötter.

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: WBPR has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=577939&pagePK=64165265&piPK=64165423&theSitePK=469382

New papers are: WPS 4946-4950.

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2009&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 4191-4201.

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2009.

The new papers are numbered 2662-2665.

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Asian Development Bank: ADB has recently released the following working papers:

http://www.adb.org/economics/erd-working-papers.asp

NEW:

No. 162 "Saving in Asia: Issues for Rebalancing Growth," by S. Jha, E. Prasad, and A. Terada-Hagiwara.

No. 161 "Trade Structure and the Transmission of Economic Distress in the High-Income OECD Countries to Developing Asia," by J. Jongwanich, W. James, P. Minor, and A. Greenbaum.

No. 160 "Is Pakistan’s Growth Rate Balance-of-Payments Constrained? Policies and Implications for Development and Growth," by J. Felipe, J.S.L. McCombie, and K. Naqvi.

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European Central Bank:

http://www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html

NEW:

No. 1055-1058

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National Bank of Belgium:

http://www.nbb.be/pub/06_00_00_00_00/06_03_00_00_00/06_03_05_00_00.htm?l=en

NEW:

No. 164 "Inflation dynamics with labour market matching: assessing alternative specifications," by Kai Christoffel, James Costain, Gregory de Walque, Keith Kuester, Tobias Linzert, Stephen Millard, and Olivier Pierrard

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Bank of Canada:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/wp(y)_2009.html

NEW:

No. 2009-14 "Testing for Financial Contagion with Applications to the Canadian Banking System," by Fuchun Li

No. 2009-15 "Heterogeneous Beliefs and Housing-Market Boom-Bust Cycles in a Small Open Economy," by Hajime Tomura

No. 2009-16 "Real Effects of Price Stability with Endogenous Nominal Indexation," by Césaire Meh, Vincenzo Quadrini, and Yaz Terajima

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Deutsche Bundesbank:

http://www.bundesbank.de/vfz/vfz_diskussionspapiere_2009.en.php

NEW:

"Banking and Financial Studies" (about halfway down the page).

No. 2007/7 "Time dynamic and hierarchical dependence modelling of an aggregated portfolio of trading books - a multivariate nonparametric approach," by Sandra Gaisser, Christoph Memmel, Rafael Schmidt, and Carsten Wehn

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Bank of Spain:

http://www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/docs.htm

NEW:

No. 0909 "Multivariate location-scale mixtures of normals and mean-variance-skewness portfolio allocation," by Javier Mencía and Enrique Sentana

No. 0910: "What explains the low profitability of Chinese banks?" by Alicia García-Herrero, Sergio Gavilá, and Daniel Santabárbara

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Swiss National Bank:

http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/pub/oecpub/id/working_papers

NEW: No. 2009-2 "Foreign Currency Borrowing by Small Firms," by Martin Brown, Steven Ongena and Pinar Yesin.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (May 21, 2009).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Economic Modelling (Vol. 26, No. 4, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02649993

European Economic Review (Vol. 53, No. 5, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00142921

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 38, No. 2, June 2009).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/r4001618625j/?p=9a1f5f6d89924ffea54489438aed6832&pi=0

Journal of Development Economics (Vol. 90, No. 1, Sept. 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043878

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 33, No. 8, August 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651889

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 78, No. 2, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221996

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 45, No. 7-8, July 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044068

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CONFERENCES:

AEA Web: Economic conference announcements.

Academy of Economics and Finance AEF [Houston, Texas] (Feb. 10, 2010).

American Finance Association AFA [Atlanta, Georgia] (Jan. 3, 2010).

American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences ASBBS [Las Vegas, Nevada] (Feb. 18, 2010.).

Association for University Business and Economic Research AUBER [Austin, Texas] (Oct. 18, 2009).

Center for Retirement Research CRR [New York City, New York] (Sept. 25, 2009).

International Academy of Business and Economics IABE [Las Vegas, Nevada] (Oct. 18, 2009)

International Health Economics Association IHEA [Atlanta, Georgia] (Oct. 23, 2009).

National Tax Association NTA [Denver, Colorado] (Nov. 12, 2009).

Society of Labor Economists SOLE [University College, London, UK] (Jun. 17, 2010).

http://rfe.org/conferences.php

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 2, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Economics Association Job Openings for Economists (June 2009).

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/current/joe_output.php?joe_issue=200906

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Jun. 2, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service Press Release: "Census of Agriculture Data Now Available at Watershed Level," (May 29, 2009).

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2009/05_29_2009.asp

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jun. 1, 2009. which may be of interest to Economics researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

Latest updates:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2009-05-11&enddate=2009-06-01

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

National Longitudinal Survey:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/index.php3

The latest updates are accession number 6145-6150

6145:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=6145

6150:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=6150

Simply change the number after the [0]= in the Internet address to see each new listing.

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